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Tiff

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tiff

1. Liquor; especially, a small draught of liquor. Sipping his tiff of brandy punch.

2. A fit of anger or peevishness; a slight altercation or contention. See tift.

Origin: Originally, a sniff, sniffing; cf. Icel. Efr a smell, efa to sniff, Norw. Tev a drawing in of the breath, teva to sniff, smell, dial. Sw. Tuv smell, scent, taste.